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Old 01-09-2017, 06:31 PM
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Default Jack Kempf and recurve shooters...please help

About a year ago I put my name on Jack Kempf list to have a bow built for me. About a week after that The Wildfire hit, followed by a career change and a recent separation…needless to say it wasn’t top of mind.

Well he he called…yeah! So need to make a decision quickly.

1) model of bow,
2)recommended draw weight (min 40 max 50) I will be used for hunting.
2)Length of bow. I find my 62 inch Samick long. How short can I go?

I am 28.5 draw length on a compound so he said I will be a little shorter.

Since I put my name on his this i bought a Sage Samick at 40pds 62”. I enjoy shooting recurve and I would like to have have one of Jack’s Bow’s as a bow to keep forever.

I think they are a piece of art .
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:53 PM
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You should ask Jack for his advice, it's worth more than all of ours combined.
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Old 01-09-2017, 07:58 PM
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Chefs advice is perfect. Once the bow is in hand you won't touch the sage so don't get too attached.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:03 PM
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58" kwik styk. I have 6 of them in various lengths and weights. I hunt with the shorter ones and shoot the longer ones more. 58" is a good all round length. Do not over bow yourself, 50# is lots. I have shot through a bull moose with 44#'s and a heavy arrow with one of the kwik styks. I also have his other models.

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Old 01-09-2017, 08:57 PM
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You should ask Jack for his advice, it's worth more than all of ours combined.
I did, we spoke today briefly. We will talk more in person soon.

Just wanted to get some other experiences from shooters. To see if some models shoot better then others or if one model is better for hunting an such ie length of bow.
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Old 01-09-2017, 08:59 PM
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Chefs advice is perfect. Once the bow is in hand you won't touch the sage so don't get too attached.
sage will be sold once I get it. haha
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Old 01-09-2017, 09:00 PM
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58" kwik styk. I have 6 of them in various lengths and weights. I hunt with the shorter ones and shoot the longer ones more. 58" is a good all round length. Do not over bow yourself, 50# is lots. I have shot through a bull moose with 44#'s and a heavy arrow with one of the kwik styks. I also have his other models.

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Thanks Terry. This is helpful
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I'd go 58 or 60 inch kwik styk... 48@28 he makes amazing bows. I have one of his original "Noodle Bow".. which are the Trophy Hunter I believe now for many years.
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I'd go 58 or 60 inch kwik styk... 48@28 he makes amazing bows. I have one of his original "Noodle Bow".. which are the Trophy Hunter I believe now for many years.
"48@28"? what did you mean by that?
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Old 01-11-2017, 10:33 PM
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48lbs at 28"draw
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Old 01-12-2017, 08:14 AM
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I have a little grizzly and a kwik styk and are both awesome.
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Old 01-12-2017, 07:00 PM
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I like Jacks Little Grizzly better than his other models. Mine is a shorty, 50", and it is good for a 28" max draw, I draw 27" with it. Most will like a longer 58" for all round use.

Talk to Jack , tell him what you want to do with the bow, and listen to what he suggests.
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Old 03-19-2017, 09:29 PM
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Meet with Jack Kempf today in his shop to choose my build. What a nice man! I could have stayed the whole day and chatted with him, he's just that kind of a man. I had a blast but my daughter may have even had more fun. She's 16 so I was a pleasure to see her engaged with Jack's stories and his shop "show and tell". I don't even think she looked at her phone the whole time...shocking. lol

I listened to Jacks advice/recommendations on everything technical for the bow, while my daughter and I choose wood and ascent colours.

In the end I will up with a 58" Kwyk Styk, 48@28 on order to be build. Riser with Padauk wood (reddish with noticeable grain, limbs will be bamboo(that what Jack uses) with black glass. I asked Jack to choose the overall design of colours layout and overall look. Excited to pick it up in a few more months.

What a great day!
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Old 03-19-2017, 10:31 PM
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He has always been like that at least for the 35 years I have known him... I will be seeing him tomorrow or Tuesday...

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Old 04-01-2017, 08:39 AM
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Just curious what a bow like that will cost. I have 2 inexpensive recurve's and two long bows now.
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Just curious what a bow like that will cost. I have 2 inexpensive recurve's and two long bows now.
I think they are between $800 and $1,000 now, depending on thee options.
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Old 04-01-2017, 01:13 PM
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He's doing really well for 85 years old... he says it's a couple month wait for his bows...

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Old 04-03-2017, 09:15 PM
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Cat is correct. I think his Long Bows are a little cheaper $700-$800? His Recurves start at $875 or $975... I can't remember what he said. Some exotic woods and features are extra.
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